Welcome to the Sugarwood Community

Sugarwood is a Vermont Approved early childhood nongraded school for ages 4-9.

Every Sugarwood friend, regardless of age, has daily opportunities to learn, to teach, to lead, to share, to interact, to move and to play.

We build a joyous community of Sugarwood Friends who love to learn for the intrinsic joy of learning. We love to share ideas with...

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Camp Curiosity

Join us this summer for a unique camp full of enriching activities!

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Meet Our Teachers

Peggy CoZi teacher at Sugarwood School
Peggy CoZi Teacher
Stefanie Taylor violin instructor at Sugarwood school
Stefanie Taylor Violin Teacher
Cristy murphy yoga instructor at Sugarwood School
Cristy Murphy Yoga Instructor

Contact Us

For enrollment information or for questions about the school please get in touch.

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Peg's Epiphanies

18 Oct

Little teachers

Sharing the leadership, sharing power, encouraging ideas and leadership opportunities. It is a rare classroom in The USA where children lead and teach the whole class.

Can you imagine three, four, five, six seven and eight year old people skillfully fulfilling this role? Hold on to your hats, because it happens right here. The evidence is overwhelmingly...

06 Oct

e is for everybody, u is for us

Nary a thought had entered my thoughts regarding my own school, and yet through circumstances, perseverance, good fortune, and having the perfect indoor and outdoor to create, unlimited resources, an optimal learning environment, Sugarwood School Community thrives so far for a dozen years.

My students are proof that nurturing holds the weight in the...

02 Aug

Born Ready!

Humans, as all living things, are born ready to rock and roll.

We will survive! We will rise! That's pretty much it.

There is this 'sea of potential energy' everywhere filling the Universe

and we are in it, within it, a tiny yet unique bit of that potential.

How lucky, how fortunate we are for this chance to live on this incredible little planet of...

Additional Learning

Our learning continues outside the classroom with community service, performances, and field trips.

Extending our Community

We enhance our classroom learning opportunities with community experiences.

We have performed for several years at the Maples Retirement Community and for The Bardwell Residents.

We performed the Periodic Table of Elements for two Rutland High School chemistry classes.

We have performed at the Echo Museum and the Perkins Museum in Burlington.


Performances & Potlucks

  • We perform often
  • We gain confidence and grace
  • Every child is offered the opportunity to prepare and perform an individual speech about their learning practices and joys
  • Every child may perform a solo, or duet, on the recorder
  • Every child may perform a solo, or duet, on the violin
  • Every child sings and participates in plays
  • Every...

Field Trips

We augment our program with field trips that encourage broad-mindedness and purpose.

Our list of possible field trips include: local trails, lakes, ponds, mountains, ice skating, libraries, museums and performances.

Get in touch

Phone: 802-779-8151